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Old 21 September 2015, 01:33   #4
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A system is useless without third party developer support and launching anything these days would pretty much be a waste of time for a new company, it just would not be successful due to the main three players having the market wrapped up and the cost of developing games would keep developers away since there would not be much money in it for them.

A 16 or 32bit system for a niche market would be nice, the problem is 16bit games had graphical charms for example, that just aren't compatible with the technology people expect in electronics these days like HD resolutions.

Someone should just license and manufacture existing hardware like the SNES if anyone was willing to write games of the calibre we were getting in the 90s. But there is the problem again, no big companies will make games for a niche market like that. The Dreamcast still does alright with some indy games but as a profit making machine for a company with thousands of employees it's a none starter.

The description of your take is basically a PC. They do everything you mentioned and can come in at the price as well if you don't expect the best of everything. Consoles have had their day, with each passing generation they are turning more and more into PC's just the OS is closed.

Give it 10 or 20 years and I think console hardware will be a thing of the past - Sony, Nintendo and MS will simply sell the operating systems for use on PC hardware.
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